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The Federal Trade Commission Act prohibited unfair interstate commerce competition and created a commission to investigate illegal business practices.
The 1763 Peace of Paris concluded the French and Indian War. France ceded Canada and territories east of Mississippi River to Great Britain.
King George III signed the Proclamation of 1763, which limited colonial expansion westward.
The Stamp Act Congress, consisting of delegates from nine colonies, met in New York to organize united resistance to the Stamp Act. It called on the colonies to protest the act by refusing to import goods that required purchase of a stamp.
The First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia; all thirteen colonies except Georgia were represented.
Congress established the Continental Association to end commerce with Britain.
Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense, promoting independence for the colonies, was published. It sold more than 100,000 copies in three months.
In Philadelphia, the Second Continental Congress voted to adopt a resolution proposed by Richard Henry Lee for independence from Great Britain.
Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. The first draft denounced the slave trade, but that passage was omitted from final text.